Psychology

…revolution will not be psychologized : psychedelics’ potential for systemic change

…are better attitudes enough to save us from the dual colossi of climate change and fascist strongman politics? [Afterall] when psychoanalysis, the first major school of psychotherapeutic thought, arrived on our shores in the early twentieth century, its methods were quickly brought in line with our predilection for personal solutions… they take an experience about…

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Anthropology

…drug decriminalization and “treatment” measure qualifies for… ballot

There were 8,903 drug simple drug possession arrests in the state in fiscal year 2018, according to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission—or more than one every hour. The initiative has also been endorsed by more than 50 other organizations, including ACLU Oregon, United Seniors of Oregon, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Oregon State Council For Retired Citizens, the NAACP…

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Politics

Psychedelic mushrooms… D.C. …[&] Congress

District of Columbia residents… to vote this Fall on whether to effectively decriminalize certain plant-based hallucinogenic substances, including psychedelic mushrooms… The initiative would make the investigation and arrest of people cultivating or possessing certain plants and fungi among the lowest priorities for law enforcement and calls on the district’s attorney general not to prosecute anyone…

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Spirituality

What the heck happened…

The worlds that open up through psychedelic spirituality are nuanced, and require sensitivity and patience. It’s necessary to put in the time to thoroughly understand what you’re working with. There’s nothing inherently wrong with an educational platform whose purpose is to provide information that is easily absorbed by newcomers without scaring them off with heady…

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Biography/Memoir

Maryland congressman tries to block D.C.’s psychedelics decriminalization ballot measure

The newspaper noted that Harris is “an anesthesiologist and top pharmaceutical donor recipient.” Harris [said] that he will use Congress’s control over D.C.’s budget to block the measure through a House Appropriations Committee amendment next week. Harris famously led congressional efforts to block Washington, D.C.’s local leaders from passing legislation to create a legal system of…

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Psychology

How to get the dose right with psilocybin truffles

Below, [they will share their] calculations to match the doses of synthetic psilocybin used in 4 major and influential studies to the corresponding dose of magic truffles. Synthetic psilocybin is easy to measure and dose compared to raw mushrooms, and is therefore used exclusively in clinical trials. [Sclerotium are psilocybin fungus grown underground and share the same effects/ingredients…

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Biography/Memoir

Cannabis research stalled by federal inaction

The agency did not respond to a request from C&EN asking about the timeline for the regulation, but the process is likely to take several more months, if not years. Under the proposed rule, potential growers of cannabis for research have to satisfy a list of public interest criteria spelled out in the US Controlled…

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Spirituality

There’s a case for non-medical [psilocybe mushrooms]

Like marijuana legalization, the case for medical use will no doubt push forward the argument for decriminalization and legalization.  It is far easier to convince lawmakers of a medical case for legislation versus a mystical experience argument. However, [those involved] would be remiss to dismiss the non-medical use for [psilocybe mushrooms]. Original Article (Green Market…

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